Zvisha­vane builds $100 000 mar­ket

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Business - Mun­yaradzi Doma Harare Bureau

THE Zvisha­vane Town Coun­cil has started con­struc­tion work on its $100 000 flea mar­ket, which is set to house more than 300 mar­ket stalls.

In an in­ter­view yes­ter­day, town sec­re­tary Mr Tin­oda Mukutu said the flea mar­ket would be of ser­vice to many traders in the area.

Some traders are op­er­at­ing from an of­fi­cial site in the town, while oth­ers oc­cupy un­des­ig­nated sites dot­ted in dif­fer­ent places.

“Our man­age­ment team is in­ter­view­ing builders to build a state-of-the-art flea mar­ket, which is ap­prox­i­mately worth plus or mi­nus $100 000,” said Mr Mukutu.

“The ma­te­ri­als are now in place and the builders are now on cite be­cause we are say­ing all the works should be com­pleted be­fore the rains start.”

Coun­cil­lors and man­age­ment agreed that the flea mar­ket should be op­er­a­tional by next month.

Ac­cord­ing to a coun­cil meet­ing re­port, flea mar­ket traders did not have prop­erly built trad­ing spa­ces.

Dur­ing week­ends, some flea mar­ket traders oc­cupy a park­ing lot in the Cen­tral Busi­ness District.

Coun­cil has noted that there was a need to cre­ate a proper struc­ture for the traders.

Mean­while, coun­cil is ex­pected to re­ha­bil­i­tate some of its recre­ational fa­cil­i­ties that have not been func­tional.

Mr Mukutu said: “One of those fa­cil­i­ties is our swim­ming pool, which has been ne­glected and was now an eye­sore, but we are re­sus­ci­tat­ing it.”

He said the pool would be open to the pub­lic this month.

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